Performance prices vary depending on the event and who the client is. We can cater for any events including charity fund-raisers (fee involved), village fairs, parades, festivals, carnivals, club nights and bars so please get in touch!
Size of band depends on availability of players but the minimum is about 14. We can do one long set of about 45 mins or break it up for rest periods. We can play for more, even a few hours, but we will take breaks.
Please contact us at any time before your event but it is advisable to get in touch AT LEAST 3 weeks to a month before your event for us to arrange the gig.
Batala London has chosen its own charity to play for free so if you are not this charity and are another wishing for us to play at an event, we will charge a fee. Batala London is a non-profit making band and the fees from gigs pay for drums, costumes, playing accessories (drumsticks, drumstraps etc) and sometimes travel expenses for players.
Batala London has decided as an organisation NOT to get involved in political ‘demonstrations’ or political ‘activities’. Please do not ask for the band to play at/in your political event or demo as a refusal often offends!
If you wish to hold a celebration, party, festival or event or anything similar in London, please get in touch! Please refer to our videos page to see our set/performances.
If you want to book us please fill out the form above, send a message to our email address below or contact us via our twitter or facebook pages:
We’ll aim to reply to you as soon as possible.
PS.: If you are an organisation, we have recently recorded a CD. Please contact us if you wish to have a copy.
Chelsea Football Club
“Batala London were very professional, polite and created a GREAT atmosphere in the stadium before the Brazil v Russia game! Thank you so very much for all your amazing band’s energy, style and talent. Will definitely be back in touch!”
Guanabara Brazilian Club
“We have worked with Batala many times. The atmosphere and vibe they create is outstanding. Once you’ve seen (and heard) Batala perform you will never want to book another band – no matter what your event is”
British Red Cross
“’Batala London have played at a number of our events over the past few years and we love them so much, we have asked them back again and again! Most recently they supported Red Cross runners in this years London Marathon. Their enthusiasm was really infectious and we had a great response to their playing from both runners and spectators. If you want to dance non-stop for hours and create a carnival atmosphere, I would highly recommend inviting them along to your event.”
As One In The Park Festival
“Thank you so very much for all your amazing band’s energy, style and talent! It was the best parade with the BEST samba band in nearly 25 years of doing them! Everyone is talking about it and not just because of the Helen Mirren incident which was show- stopping! You are all simply pure CLASS!”
I filmed with Batala London for an opening sequence to BBC Sport’s coverage of the Rio Olympics. Their performance gave us the perfect start to the Games, providing a thrilling sound track and amazing visuals to compliment a narrative written around rhythm and timing. But the biggest compliment I can give the band is that despite the coloured paint dust and the beautiful filming location, nothing could really do justice to the overwhelming spectacle of the drumming itself. I’m grateful to have witnessed it live – it got my heart racing and my senses on edge, and it was absolutely thrilling. What we’ve put together in the edit is amazing, but trust me when I say it’s better live. The band were unbelievably professional, open to direction and helpful in every respect. They also showed great stamina, performing in hot, difficult conditions with dust everywhere over a long day. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them.
John Nicholson. BBC Sport.
Thank you so much for last night, it was brilliant. Really added some atmosphere! The guests loved it!
Hannah Saxby. Guardian Events.
You guys are absolutely amazing. You really took mine and everyone’s breath away again! Thank you.
Really looking forward to working with you in the future and please thank everyone of them again for an amazing performance.
Ishta Nyakoojo. Xcite Events. London.
‘Yeah brill thanks mate!! (The band) Went down a storm!
Nathan Reed. Mega Events. London.
Thanks. Obrigado. Gracias. Merci. Grazie. Danke.